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Edward Lear and the Classics

It is well know that Edward Lear did not have a formal education, a fact that he apparently did not consider a limitation as he thought that it had left him with a curiosity to know new things that lacked … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Thomas Rowlandson

Edward Lear’s picture stories are apparently “hinnocent” throwaway pieces, produced on the spur of the moment to entertain his friends or their children. In previous posts I have shown the sources for some of the stories on Irish subjects (here, … Continue reading

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Reading Material

The Telegraph has a short preview of Sara Lodge’s forthcoming book, Inventing Edward Lear (Google Books). neuvièmeart 2.0: la revue de la Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image has an article on nonsense in comics, mostly French. You can … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Visits the Baths of Titus

Edward Lear, ‘Baths of Titus’. Pencil, pen and ink. Inscribed and dated, Feb. 4 (18)40. 3.5×5 inches. These should be the Roman Baths of Titus. Lear mentions what I think are different Baths of Titus near Civita Ducale, which he visited … Continue reading

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The Maid Was in the Garden

Edward Lear, “The Maid was in the garden, a hanging out the clothes”, original illustration for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’, pen and black ink on Whatman laid paper with partial watermark, sheet 138 x 220 mm. (5 3/8 x … Continue reading

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A Lecture and an Auction

If you have $15,000-20,000 you do not know how to spend, you might want to buy the FIRST VOLUME only of Edward lear’s original 1846 Book of Nonsense: If you can’t afford it, at least watch this extremely interesting lecture by … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Visits Captain Hornby

The following is one of Lear’s earliest autobiographical picture stories, from the mid 1830s according to Liebert (from whose book, Lear in the Original, the story is taken), but it was more probably drawn in 1841, when Lear was in England … Continue reading

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